Barangka (Marikina)

Barangka (Marikina)

Barangka is one of sixteen barangays in Marikina City, and one of the barangays in 1st District of Marikina. It is also one of the oldest barangay founded in Marikina City. Barangka is one of the most progressive barangay in Marikina City in terms of economic growth, and also the highest population growth rate in Marikina City.

Barangka is the main passageway between Quezon City and Marikina City, and a gateway between Quezon City and Rizal Province. It is located along western border of Marikina City, it is bordered on the west by Loyola Heights in Quezon City; to the south by Industrial Valley and Calumpang in Marikina City; to the east by Tañong in Marikina City; and to the north by Loyola Grand Villas.

Barangka is surrounded by major universities, major shopping malls, industrial zones and transportation hubs. Barangka is also accessible in major commercial and business areas, such as Araneta Center, Eastwood City in Libis, Katipunan Avenue, Ortigas Center and Makati Central Business District.

Geography

Barangka lies on the hills of Quezon City and also can be threat in famous Marikina Fault Line. The area has a total of 116.96 hectares and the population is 27,805, which as the most dense population in Marikina. On its south portion lies the Marikina River which located Riverbanks Center. It is located along western border of Marikina City, it is bordered on the west by Loyola Heights in Quezon City; to the south by Industrial Valley and Calumpang in Marikina City; to the east by Tañong in Marikina City; and to the north by Loyola Grand Villas.

Government

* Barangay Chairman: Efren H. Managuit

* Barangay Secretary: Rodelio M. Pascual

* Barangay Treasurer: Lani G. Reyes

* Sanggunian kabataan Chairman: Kycel B. Urbino

*Kagawad:
Gil Anthony Lafuente
Igmidio Ferrer
Vicente Clemente
Elizabeth Santos
Susana Macapagal
Lourdes Nameses
Danilo Guido

Miscellaneous

Villages and subdivisions

* Dela Costa Homes
* Landless Barangka
* Loyola Subdivision
* Urban Bliss

Landmarks

* Barangka Barangay Hall
* Barangka Cemetery
* Barangka Elementary School
* ICT Group Riverbanks
* Loyola Memorial Park
* LRT-2 Line
* Marikina's Largest Pair of Shoes in the World (located in Riverbanks Center)
* [http://www.riverbankscenter.com/ Marikina Riverbanks Center]
* [http://www.science-centrum.ph/ Philippine Science Centrum]
* Riverbanks Amphitheater
* Riverbanks Center Mall
* Riverbanks Gazebo
* Riverbend Hotel
* San Jose Manggagawa Barangka Parish (Gen. Julian Cruz St.)
* SM City Marikina
* Stone Carabaos

chools

* Barangka Elementary School
* Kalayaan College
* Loyola House of Studies (Ateneo de Manila)
* Nativity Integrated

Roads

Major roads:
* Marcos Highway
* A. Bonifacio Avenue
* C5 Access Road

Streets:
* General Julian Cruz
* Riverbanks Road
* Don Gonzalo Puyat
* Kabo Pio
* other narrow streets

Bridges:
* Marcos Highway Bridge
* Disodado Macapagal Bridge
* Barangka Overpass

ee also

* Bayani Fernando
* Congressional District of Marikina
* Marikina Holy Week Procession
* Marikina River
* Santolan LRT Station

References

Prints
* Marikina Yellow Pages Directory, "Directory Publications, Inc."
* Marikina Citizens' Factbook, Annual City Factbook
* Marikina River Digest, Official Publication of Marikina, in English
* Marikina Ngayon, Official Publication of Marikina, in Tagalog

External links

* [http://city.marikina.gov.ph/ Official Website of the City Government of Marikina]
* [http://city.marikina.gov.ph/medialibrary/ Marikina Media Library Center]
* [http://gis.marikina.gov.ph/website/map2/viewer.htm Marikina Interactive Map Viewer]
* [http://news.marikina.gov.ph/forum/ Marikina City Community Forum]
* [http://www.marikinabiz.com/ Marikina City Business Directory]
* [http://www.marikinavalley.com/ Marikina City Community Portal]
* [http://www.marikenya.com/ A Blog on Marikina City]


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